Town recognizes State Police for assistance to WPD

The Town of Winthrop presented a certificate of appreciation to State Trooper Christopher Donahue of the Massachusetts State Police for helping the Winthrop Police Department solve two major crimes that occurred in the town.

Town Manager James McKenna, Police Chief Terence Delehanty, and Detective Lieutenant Brian Perrin participated in the ceremony that was held at the Winthrop Police Station.

“Without the additional assistance and support of the State Police, those crimes would not have been solved,” said McKenna. “We want to acknowledge the particular work of Trooper Donahue and his department in this important effort and thank him on behalf of the town of Winthrop.”

Delehanty also lauded the assistance of the State Police in Winthrop’s crime solving efforts.

“I’m just very pleased that the cooperation between the two departments has fostered and developed into the relationship it has,” said Delehanty. “Obviously without their assistance – we have limited resources and limited budget – we need to call upon them. Detective Lieutenant Perrin has done a great job involving the State Police Crime Services Unit as part of our investigative tools. With that, it led to two suspects being identified in two major crimes.”

Perrin said the first of the two crimes involved an individual stripping and stealing a number of motor vehicles in the town.

“As a result of the State Police Crime Scene Services Unit, we were able to identify and charge a suspect with a warrant,” said Perrin. “In another major crime, which is still under investigation, we now have a suspect in a home invasion that occurred last year. So it’s been very helpful to have the State Police at every level of our investigations. They’ve been a great partner in our crime solving efforts.”

Donahue received a framed certificate of appreciation from the town with the inscription: “To Trooper Donahue for his extraordinary effort and assistance to the Winthrop Police Department.”

“It’s been a pleasure working along with the Winthrop police,” said Donahue. “It’s a highly professional department and it’s an honor to work with Chief Delehanty and Detective Lieutenant Perrin in identifying suspects for the town. It’s a pleasure for the State Police and the entire Crime Scene Services Section and for the Forensics Services Group for the State Police.”

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